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Uganda’s exports face ban due to armyworm – Agric. Minister

Uganda’s agricultural exports especially cereals and fresh produce face the possibility of being banned from other countries for fear of stopping the spread of the invasive and highly destructive army worms that have been confirmed in most parts of the country. The Minister of Agriculture Vincent Ssempijja expressed the worry …

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Nsambya carpenters’ Chairman to tour Chinese carpentry village

Minister Nakiwala Kiyingi handing over a cheque to Moses Muleke

The Chairman Nsambya Carpenters and Craft Training Agency (NSACARJA), Moses Muleke, has been invited to Tieng Shen to tour a Chinese carpentry village to learn their carpentry technology.  This is because the Chinese are setting up such carpentry workshops here. While giving him the air ticket to China, the state …

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Exposure to social media increases stress

Will Ugandans fall into a similar trap as Americans? Over-exposure to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp has been found to be a major source of stress among people. A 10-year study by the American Psychological Association (APA) has found that since the emergence of smart phones, …

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Vendors tell off Lukwago, KCCA and MPs

KCCA Director Jennifer Musisi (L)and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago (R)

Former leaders of the demolished Park Yard vendors, have accused the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), of hypocrisy for allegedly coming out at the eleventh hour to prevent the redevelopment of the market after ignoring earlier persistent pleas for interventions to save their market. …

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Workers warn Museveni

National Organization of Trade Union (NOTU) boss Wilson Owere

“Paying workers peanuts is a greater security threat than Museveni suggests”  President Yoweri Museveni’s accusations against civil servants that they sabotage government programmes through endless demands for pay rise, have attracted push back from politicians and other members of the public. While attending the late former Assistant Inspector General of …

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Gulu adds softer touch to war on deforestation

Chairman of Gulu district Mapenduzi at the launch of the run

Leaders in Gulu district have in recent years used coercive means such as caning charcoal burners for plundering forests in the district. At various points in recent history, the Chairman of Gulu district Martin Ojara Mapenduzi has managed to trap charcoal burners and whipped them. Last year, Ojara mounted an …

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Kwanga’s ambition to change lives in Amolatar

  A fortnight ago, the American Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac awarded certificates to 11 outstanding youth leaders whose business plans had been awarded US$10,000 each as seed capital to help them implement their business ideas. The successful business ideas were chosen for their potential to create jobs and improve …

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